ITV has recommissioned Black history comedy show, Sorry I Didn’t Know, for a fifth series, making it the longest running show from a Black-led production company.

Filming on the TriForce Productions series will take place in the summer and remain part of the mainstream schedule when broadcast later this year.

Team captains Chizzy Akudolu and Eddie Kadi will return, overseeing an all-star lineup of guests, alongside host and TriForce co-founder Jimmy Akingbola. “However, they cannot rest on their laurels as there will be plenty of fun twists along the way, with more innovative and exciting new elements and surprises in store for viewers.”

Triforce Productions  will again be extending its training scheme with the placement of another trainee writer role joining the team. Led by writer, actor and Triforce co-founder, Fraser Ayres (In the Long Run), the new trainee – which is open to apply for now at – will also get to work alongside the rest of the writing team, including Viv May (Have I Got News For You) and Mark Boutros (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown). The role forms part of a trainee programme across several departments, funded by ITV’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion department.

Several former trainees will be returning in more senior roles again this series, including Nathaniel Black Platt stepping up from Assistant Producer to Talent Producer and last year’s Make Up Trainee, Jadarose Brown-Senior, becoming a Junior MUA.

Fraser Ayres said: “We’re thrilled to be working with ITV once more on this groundbreaking series and are looking forward to showcasing the best in new and established on screen comedy talent, as well as supporting and developing off screen talent through our work with DANDI.”

Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning ITV, added: “I am delighted Sorry, I Didn’t Know is returning for its fifth series, a testament to the entire team, both on and off screen, coming later this year on ITV and ITV.”

The fifth outing of the format was commissioned by Head of Entertainment Commissioning, Katie Rawcliffe and Entertainment Commissioner Gemma John-Lewis for ITV and will be exec produced for TriForce Productions by Fraser Ayres, Minnie Ayres and Jimmy Akingbola. The series producer is Delia Williams.

Jon Creamer

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